Randwick (Kensington) Preview & Best Bets – Wednesday March 22

Randwick Preview Wednesday March 22

 

Randwick Tips 22/03/2023

Our form expert provides Randwick tips for today’s horse racing at Randwick’s Kensington Racecourse and gives his best bets.

 

BEST BET 🏆

Race 6:  No.5  JUPITUS  ($5.50 with Ladbrokes)

The Chris Waller-trained Jupitus is third-up today and looks well placed here to bring up his second win this preparation. Last start, the Sebring gelding came off an impressive first-up win when he tackled BM78 company for the first time. He chased hard all the way home but had to settle for third prize over the 1550m trip on this track. He ran a new personal best that day, covering the journey, 2 lengths quicker than benchmark, second-best here only to Luvoir. Tim Clark takes the reins (with regular James McDonald taking the ride on stablemate, Pretty Amazing, who is first-up today). Already a winner when third-up and a winner at the track, the four-year-old is drawn to perfection in gate two and will take beating here.

 

NEXT BEST 🥈

Race 5:  No.9  DECADENT TALE  ($8.50 with Palmerbet)

Newcastle galloper DECADENT TALE is in good touch this time in with three-straight podium finishes putting the her right in the mix for victory here today. Last start, the Kermadec mare was third-up and seeing the Eagle Farm track for the first time when she took home third prize in a tight finish in BM78 company, beaten less than half a length on the line. From the outside gate, she was trapped wide most of the way but still managed to run out her final 600m, 4.1 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last-start effort here. She meets similar opposition here and has Tim Clark on board for his first ride on the mare. Drawn to do no early work from gate three today, she maps to settle just behind the pace with cover and at her peak here, she should prove hard to hold out at the weights.

 

BEST VALUE 💰 

Race 8:  No.10  EYE SEE THINGS  ($17 with bet365)

First-up today (and sporting an outstanding fresh record), the John Thompson-trained EYE SEE THINGS comes off two trial runs today and looks right in this contest at big odds. Last start, the Star Witness mare ended her last campaign finishing fifth (beaten just over a length) in a BM72 Midway Hcp over 1300m at Rosehill. Despite missing out on a podium finish, she still managed to run the trip out, 2.7 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best in this line-up. She resumes today after 19 weeks in the paddock but those two trails (both run here on her home track), should have her ready for yet another first-up assault. Her resume shows five previous first-up runs resulting in two wins and three runner-up finishes and with Kerrin McEvoy having his first ride on her (after piloting her in that last trial), she can give this contest a real shake and looks well worth an each-way ticket today.